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Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-26-2008, 1:41 PM Reply   
Its getting long.
here is one i fired off last night.
he is the water wisperer. He has super powers
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Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-26-2008, 3:27 PM Reply   
Very cool. I wish you could shop out the green ballon to add a little bit more mistery to the shot. Nice work! Lighting?

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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-26-2008, 5:09 PM Reply   
awesome.
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-26-2008, 5:18 PM Reply   
The lighting was just two sb-800's on pocket wizards at 1/8th power. they are located on each side of the subject. just basic cross lighting
Old    Team CBK....Nate (cbk)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-26-2008, 9:16 PM Reply   
very cool shot.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-26-2008, 11:10 PM Reply   
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Old    soulrider (projectely4)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-27-2008, 8:31 AM Reply   
australian labradoodle puppy my family got over the summer
taken with a D3 at 1600 ISO

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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 8:14 PM Reply   
Josh,
Cool shot. How did you pull it off ?
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 8:16 PM Reply   
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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 8:17 PM Reply   
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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 8:19 PM Reply   
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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 8:20 PM Reply   
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Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-27-2008, 8:58 PM Reply   
walt.
Basically i started by filling 50 water balloons. I shot it at night for the sake of having the dark background. i used two SB's, cross lighting the subject. They were set at 1/8 power which i think is about 1/10,000 of a second. The lighting essentially became the shutter speed. from there it was just a matter of popping the balloon and getting the timing. shutter was at 1/250, iso 100, f/4 maybe f/5 i dont remember and dont feel like lookin it up.
i went through 50 balloons ending up with about 5 keepers and that one was the best of the bunch as far as keeping the ball shape of the water. unfortunatly the balloon is still visible in the bottom corner.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 8:59 PM Reply   
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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 9:07 PM Reply   
Well it sound like you had to earn it but it's a great shot. I'm sure you guys had fun trying to make it work.

How did you come up with the idea ?
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-27-2008, 9:52 PM Reply   
Well basically i had a project for school where we had to exagerate speed and swiftness. where the the natural choice would be panning or rear curtain sync type stuff to create speed with motion blur i decided to work around the speed or a capture. to freeze something that normally cannot be seen i felt that accomplished the same thing. i have seen high speed videos that are shot at like 2000 fps and so i knew that water essentially holds its shape for a split second before gravity takes over and so i thought maybe i should try to freeze it. then i looked on flickr and seen another person do it, but they used a remote trigger that was sensitive somehow to the popping balloon and so fired when the balloon popped. i didnt have that capability and so i just winged it and got lucky. it took some effort but i think its worth it. its not something typical people shoot or see. i added the element of the person to make it a little bit more mystic in regards to someone acctually controling the water.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-27-2008, 9:59 PM Reply   
Well done ! What kind of grade did you get on it if there was one? The russian judge and WCW give it a A+.
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-27-2008, 11:41 PM Reply   
Yeah the teacher basically was kinda speechless. it was kind of a neat comment to have the instructor ask how i did it. i havent got the actual grade yet but he did make the effort to single me out in the class after showing everyones photos and give it praise. i think that might qualify. either way its just hard work paid off. thanks for your kind words.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-28-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
Walt Nice shots! I'm bummin that i wont be shooting much for another 7 weeks while I'm laid up. All your shots make passing the time in this recliner a lot easier!
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       09-28-2008, 7:19 PM Reply   
Thanks Riley. Hang in there !
Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-29-2008, 2:17 PM Reply   
Josh, the water shot is amazing!

Walt, always good work. Love the shot of hawk? and fish!

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Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-29-2008, 2:21 PM Reply   
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Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-29-2008, 5:31 PM Reply   
Walt - Nice fotos, but not appropriate for this website. Please make sure the model is wearing a bathing suit...
Old    soulrider (projectely4)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-29-2008, 5:47 PM Reply   
last night my friend wanted to try a flash shot of him jumping his new bike. well during the first try at the shot, he was blinded by the flash and his feet slipped off the pedals, which left 2 nice size chunks out of his leg. here are the shots

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Old    J Jakober (jjakober)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-29-2008, 7:50 PM Reply   
Nice shots everyone!!
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-29-2008, 11:28 PM Reply   
Josh, how did you pop the balloons?
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-30-2008, 11:49 PM Reply   
Cool too..

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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-01-2008, 7:49 AM Reply   
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Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-01-2008, 1:24 PM Reply   
kung foo.
nice work
Old    Rich Jennings (96formula)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-01-2008, 3:23 PM Reply   
Nice sunset Walt!!
Old    Charley Carvalho (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       10-01-2008, 10:26 PM Reply   
here some from a san fran
Old    Charley Carvalho (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       10-01-2008, 10:27 PM Reply   
opps heres the pics

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Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-02-2008, 1:24 AM Reply   
Joshua - I wish, but I can't take credit.. I just wanted Joe to wonder "how the heck did he do that so fast" for a few days...

Ironically I stumbled across that photo while searching for a picture of a HVX200 for Joe. It was on page 2 or 3 of my image search. Weird!


Charely - First things that comes to mind is Simpsons on acid!
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-02-2008, 1:26 AM Reply   
btw - props on your photos.. After finding the trick-foolery photo. I started a search for popped balloons. Based on what I saw out there... yours is definitely in the top 1%!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-02-2008, 1:35 AM Reply   
i knew it wasn't yours! you shave your arms!
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-02-2008, 2:52 PM Reply   
thanks a lot man. i got lucky i reckon. i think the human element adds to it as well. most are just the water but having the person in it kind of adds a bit of mystery to it. tells more of a story i think. its random that you came across that after seeing mine.
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-03-2008, 7:56 PM Reply   
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Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-03-2008, 7:57 PM Reply   
finally i figured out how to resize a photo to make it fit on this forum. im so happy
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-04-2008, 3:35 PM Reply   
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Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-04-2008, 5:40 PM Reply   
Really like the pics Walt, nice work as always.

I assume the guy on the bench has his dog laying next to him and not is fur coat?
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-04-2008, 6:30 PM Reply   
Thanks Nick. That was one big dog ! The first two shots were in Golden gate park. I shot the last one on my way out of the city.

I went to the new Steinhart aquarium to kill a few hours but it was packed to the gills. Cool place though. I'll have to go back when it settles down.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-04-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
http://www.calacademy.org/ Here are a couple quick snap shots from inside. They have the biggest and best reef tank I've ever seen.

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Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-04-2008, 7:12 PM Reply   
I have heard a lot about that place lately. Seems pretty cool. That reef looks real and the albino gator is awesome!
Old    m13 (merrion13)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-05-2008, 8:01 AM Reply   
Here are a couple from my first outing with my new D300..



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Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-05-2008, 10:27 AM Reply   
Joshua, I still haven't seen the answer (or is it a trade secret?) :-) How did you 'pop' the balloons?
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-05-2008, 11:15 AM Reply   
I like 2 and 3 M13.

Loren,
Use a tack or needle.
Old    Joshua Turner (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-05-2008, 12:49 PM Reply   
loren,
its really not anything special. I just used a black hunting knife that the guy holding the balloon poped on the right side of the photo. it was black and he held it flat so that it didnt really show up in the photos. thats it.
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-06-2008, 10:28 AM Reply   
Cool, I'm going to give this a shot with my wife holding the balloon....she's pregnant and getting bored with the typical week by week belly shot...wanted something new and cool to try.
Old    mobster            10-06-2008, 9:53 PM Reply   
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Old    Bradley Lovell (preacherman)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-07-2008, 5:16 PM Reply   
Here are a few that I done a couple of days ago for a friend

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Old    Randy Murray (wakeripper)      Join Date: Oct 2002       10-07-2008, 8:52 PM Reply   
Now that i'm living downtown i find myself going out on night missions all the time......

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Old    Randy Murray (wakeripper)      Join Date: Oct 2002       10-07-2008, 8:54 PM Reply   
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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-07-2008, 10:17 PM Reply   
The Gate today/tonight.

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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2008, 2:16 PM Reply   
Anyone know where I shot the first two from ?
Old    Clete (domin8)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-08-2008, 2:55 PM Reply   
Golden Gate Rec. area. West/north side of the bridge up on hill
Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-08-2008, 3:05 PM Reply   
On a hill?
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2008, 3:19 PM Reply   
It was obviously shot from the Marin head lands and on a hill. I was looking for the name of the hill. If you have ever hiked it you would remember it.

My bad. I should of been more specific.
Old    Clete (domin8)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-08-2008, 4:51 PM Reply   
sure, did you need the turnout parking area name and trail number as well ?
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2008, 4:52 PM Reply   
There's no turn out.
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2008, 4:59 PM Reply   

quote:

Detour: Slacker Hill

"A pause between relentless storms this holiday week left Conzelman jammed with traffic half way to Hawk Hill, as visitors crowded the coastal views during a brief moment of patchy sun. Gazing down down at all this from the summit of Slacker Hill, it felt strange-- but good-- to be alone the entire time I was here. This little known peak offered different perspectives of the bridge, the bay, Hawk Hill, and the Headlands, where photographers rarely dare to tread." (b. December 29, 2002)

Directions: This section is part of the Coastal Trail, from the junction of Conzelman and McCullough to the summit of Slacker Hill. The trailhead begins about 100 feet down McCullough to the right.

Profile: It begins at around 500 feet, give or take, and climbs to the peak (elev. 840) in 0.4 miles. That's about 16% on average and a few stretches get steeper. Even worse, if you end up being a "slacker," you do so in full view of people riding up the Coastal Trail from Rodeo Valley, and those heading down Conzelman from Hawk Lookout.

Comment [6]: It's little more than 0.4 miles of misery-- but on a clear sunny day it's worth it for the unique views. Back to top.


Old    Nick Swan (goinbigg17)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-08-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
Probably would have helped if I knew anything about San Francisco besides that they have a big red bridge.

Nice pictures though!

The middle one almost makes the bridge look like a big lego set to me...
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-08-2008, 7:36 PM Reply   
That's all right Nick. I doubt that any of the local guys knew either. It's slightly off the beaten path.
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-08-2008, 9:24 PM Reply   
Walt - Nice shots of the bridge and the city, but I think your pictures of the girl are better!
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-09-2008, 8:27 PM Reply   
My new ND filter showed up today. Looking forward to shooting some long exposure stuff during the day.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       10-09-2008, 8:38 PM Reply   
Walt ND filter did you get? I have been looking to get into that..
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-09-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
1.8 ND. No more waiting around for night time.
Old    monte (dmonte3283)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-10-2008, 2:35 PM Reply   
Is it possible that when there is a thread like this, that the 'poster' tells us what body/lens/etc he used? I'd be interested to see if I could get similar shots if given a lil more info. The new guys (new photographers) would probably benefit with a little bit direction.
Just a thought???
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-10-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
Monte,
It might be easier if you download http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html and you can find out most of the information on your own. It won't work on all the photos though.
Old    monte (dmonte3283)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-10-2008, 4:28 PM Reply   
thanks... I look to this forum b'c of the interest in wake and photography, not necessarily always together, but none the less. always good info, everyone has great feedback.
Old    Ryan Taylor (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-12-2008, 12:07 PM Reply   
Shot these on my way to and from Chicago for a job this week. My favorite is the one of the Semi. It's always funny because every time I am in a moving vehicle I start seeing things I want to shoot but most of the time I try to take photos and they never turn out how I want them to. (usually due to the fact that I am traveling down the road at 50+mph) Thankfully I got a few this time. We also stopped to shoot a few along the way at some interesting stops but unfortunately I shot them on the D90 and the RAW software isn't out for that yet (unless someone has information about that.) I will post some video once I get a chance to edit something together as well. Definitely a fun camera. The video feature isn't quite there yet (nor do I think Canon's version is either) but they are definitely on the right track! I think it will still be quite a while before a video feature of a camera determines which body to buy. But it is still fun!

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Old    Ryan Taylor (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-12-2008, 12:08 PM Reply   
p.s. Walt! I look forward to the long exposure day stuff. I have been meaning to pick one of those up soon. They look like a lot of fun!
Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-12-2008, 12:26 PM Reply   
Ryan,
Here's a shot from yesterday I took while I was waiting for the Blue Angels. I bought a 1.8 ND but I wish I would bought a little darker. It slows it way down but I'd like to go even slower.

Exposure Time = 2"
F Number = F22
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Old    Walt (Walt)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-12-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
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